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The radium girls [large print] : the dark story of America's shining women / Writer and editor Kate Moore.

Moore, Kate. (Author).
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Bronson Branch LP 363.17 MOO (Text) 35403424158652 Large Print Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781432839031
  • ISBN: 1432839039
  • Physical Description: 729 p. (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print ed.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 719-726).
Formatted Contents Note: List of key characters -- Knowledge -- Power -- Justice -- Epilogue -- Postscript.
Summary, etc.: As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" were considered the luckiest alive -- until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America's biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights.
Subject: Large type books
World War, 1914-1918 War work United States
World War, 1914-1918 Women United States
Employers' liability United States Case studies
Industrial hygiene United States History 20th century
Consumers' leagues United States History
Radium paint Toxicology
Watch dial painters Diseases United States History
United States Radium Corporation.
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